Last week in New England, Brandon Marshall had his first quiet game with the Jets. He was limited to 4 catches and 60 yards, with a dropped touchdown. Marshall has been amazing other than that, putting up 41 catches and 4 touchdowns already. The Raiders passing defense is not among the best in the NFL. They rank 22nd and give up over 300 yards through the air per game. Oakland's starting corners are TJ Carrie and DJ Hayden, who are not exactly Revis and Cromartie. There is no reason for Brandon Marshall not to see double-figures in targets this Sunday.
2) Strike Early, Get the Home Crowd Quiet
Though the Raiders have not seen a lot of success over the past decade, they still have one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL. The fans in Oakland are rowdy and can get to opposing offenses. The Jets need to come out strong and take the momentum with a long scoring drive, a defensive touchdown, or a quick offensive touchdown. A young team like Oakland can feed off the home-field and the momentum.
3) Put the Pressure on Carr
I do not mean put the pressure on Derek Carr as in blitzing, I mean shutdown Latavius Murray and stick Darrelle Revis on Amari Cooper. Murray has developed into one of the better young running backs in football. The Jets need to stack the box on this Oakland offense and take Murray out of the game plan. Amari Cooper is the most talented player on offense for the Raiders. The rookie has been special so far, but I do not see him having a lot of fun on Revis island. Taking Murray and Cooper out of the game would give the Jets a major advantage and put a ton of pressure on Carr.